Glazed carrots are a wonderful side dish. Healthy, quick to prepare, and bursting with citrusy orange flavor, these veggies will be a winner on the holiday table.

Melissa Roberts
Recipe by Health November 2011

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Credit: John Kernick; Stylist: Amy Wilson

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a 5- to 6-quart pot of salted water to a boil and cook carrots until just tender (6-8 minutes). Drain well.

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  • Melt butter in a large (12-inch) heavy skillet over medium-high heat until foam subsides. Add carrots and sauté 1 minute. Add orange juice, maple syrup, thyme, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil. Continue to boil, shaking skillet frequently, until liquid is reduced and syrupy, and carrots are tender (5-10 minutes).

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

137 calories; fat 4.1g; saturated fat 2.4g; mono fat 1.1g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 25g; fiber 4g; cholesterol 10mg; iron 1mg; sodium 243mg; calcium 51mg.
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